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post Jul 19 2020, 07:50 PM
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A place to discuss Madonna's 3rd greatest hits album 'Celebration'. Released in 2009.

Disc one
1. Hung Up
2. Music
3. Vogue
4. 4 Minutes
5. Holiday
6. Everybody
7. Like A Virgin
8. Into the Groove
9. Like a Prayer
10. Ray of Light
11. Sorry
12. Express Yourself
13. Open Your Heart
14. Borderline
15. Secret
16. Erotica
17. Justify My Love
18. Revolver

Disc two
1. Dress You Up
2. Material Girl
3. La Isla Bonita
4. Papa Don't Preach
5. Lucky Star
6. Burning Up
7. Crazy For You
8. Who's That Girl
9. Frozen
10. Miles Away
11. Take a Bow
12. Live to Tell
13. Beautiful Stranger
14. Hollywood
15. Die Another Day
16. Don't Tell Me
17. Cherish
18. Celebration

What are your thoughts on this album? Share any opinions, memories, favourite songs, or just discuss it anytime you're re-listening!
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post Jul 20 2020, 06:25 AM
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You’ll See deserves to make this album.

I would argue Jump and Get Together too smile.gif

Maybe even rain lol smile.gif

Love the artwork !!! A massive shame that the IC continues to usually sell more than this.
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post Jul 20 2020, 09:33 PM
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It is my go to greatest hits collection because it spans more decades but there are some GLARING omissions for sure, such as Get Together! Criminal.
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post Jul 21 2020, 04:36 PM
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Also the artwork for this album is INCREDIBLE and one of her best ever. It is instantly iconic.
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post Oct 31 2020, 03:20 PM
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Should Have Been Bigger: Madonna’s “Revolver”

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In this franchise, we look back on songs that deserved a little more love and attention.

I have a lot of issues with Celebration, Madonna’s 2009 greatest hits compilation (not using single edits, for starters), but “Revolver” isn’t one of them. A gritty banger with the kind of chorus that lodges permanently in your brain, the Lil Wayne-assisted anthem ranks as one of the Queen of Pop’s better singles from the late ’00s. “I’m a sex pistol, my love should be illegal,” Madonna declares in the first verse. “Real deal, baby, I’m no counterfeit.” The bad/iconic metaphors continue until we reach the knock-out chorus: “My love’s a revolver, my sex is a killer — do you wanna die happy?”

In a perfect world, the reverse-aging 62-year-old would have released “Revolver” as the project’s lead single instead of the tepid title track. But “Revolver” had the misfortune of leaking months in advance and, by the time it did get rolled out, momentum was non-existent. And then Warner’s decision not to film a video was the final nail in its coffin. As a result, “Revolver” failed to crack the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at a frankly unacceptable number 130 in the UK. The song did have considerably more success, however, in the clubs.

Madonna handpicked a group of A-List producers to remix “Revolver” including David Guetta, Paul Van Dyk and Tracy Young. They did such a good job that “Revolver” won a Grammy for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical. Interestingly, “Revolver” gained notoriety again in 2012 when Madonna performed it on her MDNA World Tour holding a a variety of weapons. It sparked a backlash and superstar quickly issued an apology. “I do not condone violence or the use of guns,” she said in an open letter and then explained that she was taking aim (no pun intended) at the church.


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What are your thoughts on 'Revolver'? Top gun or misfire?
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I truly love this album is really fantastic. I love the song Celebrating. It's really amazing.
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I’m a huge fan of revolver . Love the live version
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post Oct 31 2020, 06:54 PM
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Revolver is about as much of a bop as Shoo-be-doo
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It's a nice Madonna track, when her autotuning was something she was still only doing randomly (I found it a bit grating in some songs of Madame X), great performance on tour, but pretty happy this wasn't a defining hit.
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The track listing order is not my fav.

I prob would have preferred chronological listing.

Starting cd2 with a cut into of dress you up bugs me .
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Two cds were never going to be enough i just wish that Deeper and Deeper and Give It 2 Me made the cut.
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This was a better greatest hits set than GHV2. However, revolver wasn’t a very good track!
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For an album that has some of the best pop songs ever on it, I absolutely never listen to it as the track listing on the 2CD is pretty awful. The single disc version is much better although I don't think that Lucky Star or Dress You Up particularly belong on it.
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The tracklisting for this is awful tbh, it doesn't flow and it's weird. Starting CD2 with Dress you up wtf? I think chronological order ala The Immaculate Collection would have worked better, perhaps with each of the new songs at the end of each CD.

Tbh a few of the songs sound out of place on the album full stop like Dress you up, Everybody and Burning up shouldn't have made the tracklist at all, not when she has so many iconic songs.

This is how I would probably have tracklisted it

CD1
1. Holiday
2. Lucky star
3. Borderline
4. Like a virgin
5. Material girl
5. Crazy for you
6. Into the groove
7. Who's that girl (not it's biggest fan but a #1 that deserves a place on a GH I guess)
8. Live to tell
9. Papa don't preach
10. Open your heart
11. True blue
12. La Isla Bonita
13. Like a prayer
14. Express yourself
15. Cherish
16. Oh father
17. Vogue
18. Justify my love
19. Celebration [New track]
20. Everybody (if she really wanted it on there, it's not iconic enough to start the album with)

CD2
1. Erotica
2. Deeper and deeper
3. I'll remember
4. Secret
5. Bedtime story
6. You'll see
7. Frozen
8. Ray of light
9. The power of goodbye
10. Beautiful stranger
11. Music
12. Don't tell me
13. Die another day
14. American life
15. Hollywood
16. Hung up
17. Sorry
18. 4 minutes
19. Give it 2 me
20. Revolver

I have gone with tracks I think are more iconic not my personal favourites (I can't abide Lucky Star or 4 minutes and I adore Nothing really matters and American pie for example).

the album cover is SENSATIONAL though!


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Who’s that Girl was released after the true blue album.
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QUOTE(vibe @ Nov 6 2020, 10:28 PM) *
Who’s that Girl was released after the true blue album.


An switch it then 😂 it doesn’t sound good enough to have come after the masterpiece that is True Blur and just before the other masterpiece that is Like a prayer

I feel that with chronological order it takes you on a journey while the way it is, Madonna has so many different styles it’s kind of disjointed. I forgot Dont cry for me Argentina that could make an appearance too.


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This collection was my first introduction to a lot of Madonna's back catalogue so I have a lot of fond memories of it and I'm so used to the flow of the tracking list, even though I can see why others would take issue with it. I actually love 'Dress You Up' starting CD 2 - that intro really struck a cord with me on first listen!

Some bizarre omissions on here though. I always found it particularly strange that 'Miles Away' was here in place of 'Give It 2 Me'.

The artwork is fantastic, one of my favourites.
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QUOTE(dandy* @ Oct 31 2020, 06:54 PM) *
Revolver is about as much of a bop as Shoo-be-doo

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Can't say I agree with that article at all. Calling the song 'Celebration' tepid?! I think I sort of liked the song when I was 12 but it just gets worse as time goes on. The chorus is pretty diabolical and the whole thing is just so beneath Madonna.
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True Blue robbed again and not on the album!!
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